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The domestic goddess, television star and Col?cacchio ambassador on how to host like a pro

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By House & Garden | December 20, 2018 | Travel Leisure

Allocate a budget for the dinner

And stick to it. It’s easy to go overboard when hosting and it can quickly become a very expensive exercise best avoided.


Plan the menu in advance

So that you know you’ll have all of your ingredients (this will also stop you from buying unnecessary items). Got a fully stocked fridge already? Build your menu around these – it’ll make the whole thing simpler.


There’s nothing wrong with asking for help 

Get a friend to assist with the prep work; it’ll halve the time.


Choose recipes that can be made ahead of time

This will free up your time in the kitchen to enjoy it with your guests. 

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